GvR Corner

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The New Grapevine's Are Here. . .
When announcing to a group that a new issue of the Grapevine is in, some GvRs (Grapevine representatives) have found it helpful to describe the issue...
Including the Grapevine at AA Events
AA regional or state conferences, conventions, roundups, all-city or all-state meetings, district and area assemblies, and group or state anniversary...
Starting a Grapevine Meeting
Grapevine discussion meetings, based on the magazine, Grapevine books, or other related materials, are growing in popularity. One GvR reports:
Initiating a Grapevine Month
One area assembly voted to designate one month a year as a special "Grapevine Month." During the month, special efforts are made to encourage...
Making Use of Back Issues
Because the Grapevine is "timeless," back issues are often used over and over again, and AA members often collect them for Twelfth Step purposes....
The Traditions Make Us What We Are
For a magazine--any magazine--to be well into its forty-fifth [now, fifty-fourth] year of continuous publication is no small feat. As the saying goes...
Working With Other Service Committees
A 1984 Conference Action encouraged Grapevine committees to find ways of working with other service committees (public information, correctional...
How the GvR Program Began
In the early years of AA, it was mostly up to individual enthusiasts to carry the word about the Grapevine, though there have been Grapevine...
The Personal Approach
"My goals are to increase subscriptions, awareness of the magazine, and availability of GvRs," noted one area Grapevine chairperson. "The first thing...
Making a Committee Work (by Area Grapevine Chairperson)
A committee is only as good as its individual members. Most people in service work are dedicated and sincere people who start with a slight...